VITA Program

What is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative effort by the Internal Revenue Service and many individual states, including Utah, to provide income tax assistance to low-income individuals. Utah State Volunteers are trained by the Internal Revenue Service and prepare basic income tax returns free of charge at our designated on-campus VITA site on a first come first served basis. Both USU and Bear River Association of Governments sites offer free IRS electronic filing of tax returns.

Who can obtain assistance at a VITA site?

Income tax assistance is available for low-income (below $53,000 annually) individuals, individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking taxpayers, and the elderly. The VITA program is aimed at those for whom paid assistance may be out of reach.

VITA site locations


The USU VITA Site, hosted by Beta Alpha Psi and the School of Accountancy, prepares and files state and federal tax returns for free.  Our outreach is focused on students but we also extend our services to any qualifying member of the community. Please review the additional information for our USU VITA Site.

View the USU VITA site.


The Bear River Association of Governments also offers tax assistance to community members by appointment. Contact BRAG at 435-713-1431 for more information.

View the BRAG Vita site.


Each year VITA experiences more demand than we have resources to fill. Additional volunteers are always needed. There are no prior requirements to volunteer. All volunteers are trained in connection with the IRS to understand and be able to assist in the preparation of federal tax returns. Being a VITA volunteer is one of the most meaningful ways there is to give service, and the knowledge you gain will be beneficial to yourself throughout your life. To find out how you can volunteer in the VITA program, please view our additional VITA information, or email us at: